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Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Flounder, Windowpane – U.S. Georges Bank/Gulf of Maine

Windowpane Flounder are a fast growing species of flatfish found in the Northwest Atlantic from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Florida.

The abundance of Windowpane Flounder in Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine is low and this species is currently fished at too high a level.

Most Windowpane Flounder are caught with bottom trawls, which damage bottom habitats and also catch a variety of other depleted species.

Full species report here.